Relocation Information

Relocation Information

Did you ever wish that a place existed where your children could be free to be kids, property taxes are low, crime is minimal, neighbors are neighbors in the true sense of the word, expansive views reign supreme and a slower pace is a way of life? It doesn't have to be a wish.It all can be found in Crowley County, Colorado. If you are planning to relocate, whether for a change of pace or for a change of lifestyle, Crowley County is the choice to consider. We are located on the beautiful rolling plains of southeastern Colorado, minutes away from larger cities but miles apart in atmosphere. Great schools, minimal crime, and affordable housing are essential ingredients for comfortable living, and they all can be found in Crowley County. Large crowds, heavy traffic and smog are aggravations of big city living and you won\'t find that here. Crowley County is home to just under 6,000 neighbors nestled into several friendly communities who are ready to welcome you.


If you are seeking a change of pace for your family and are considering Southeastern Colorado, Crowley County should be at the top of your list! Our excellent school system ranks among the best in the area in academic performance, and our school sports programs are superb! Families can enjoy an outing to theaters, zoo, nature center, fishing, hunting, swimming, golfing, hiking, bowling etc., and are all either nearby or within less than an hours drive. In Crowley County you can feel comfortable allowing your children the freedom to walk to and from school, ride their bike to a friends house, or just walk down to the corner store for a soft drink on a hot summer day. For more information on our schools, please see the schools page.


If you are looking for a quiet, inexpensive place to retire, then Crowley County can't be beat! The affordable housing prices in our quiet communities mean that you will be able to retire comfortably without spending a lot of money on housing or taxes. Opportunities abound for retirees in this area, from our active Seniors groups, to nearby golfing at Pueblo, Fowler, Rocky Ford and La Junta, to fishing, boating, walking the miles of country lanes, bird watching, or just chatting with your neighbors over a glass of tea on the porch.


The county is made up of four small towns : Ordway, population 1,009, Sugar City, population 242, Olney Springs, population 323, and Crowley, population 164. About 4,120 people call the unincorporated areas of Crowley County home.


If country life at an affordable price is what you are looking for, you need to call Crowley County home. The average price for an existing house in the county is just $57,200, well below the state average. If you would prefer to build a new house, there are plenty of wide-open spaces in or near any of our small towns. Whether you're raising a family, a first time buyer, or looking for that quiet place to retire, you will find housing suitable for anyone's needs. If you are planning to rent instead of buy, then you will find affordable housing ranging from $450 to $650 per month. If a hometown atmosphere is what you're looking for, you'll find it here.

Crowley County offers affordable living for everyone. Whether you are looking for land with acreage, a comfortable family home or a retirement facility you will find exactly what you are looking for. Contact any of the trusted realtors below who will gladly assist you with your housing needs. lists most of the houses for sale in Crowley County.


Jake Norton Real Estate
PO Box 368
Fowler, CO 81039

Real Estate Sales Only



Norm Murphy Realty
118 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
719.384.5551 Office

Real Estate Sales Only

Can call for posted rentals -Community Posts


Dubois Realty
203 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050

Real Estate Sales ONLY

Can Call for Landlord List of La Junta area


With affordable housing prices, you can imagine what that will do to your property taxes! The average property tax mill levy in 2010 was 86.86 mills, based on an assessed valuation of $34,568,000.00. Colorado retail sales tax is assessed at 2.9%, county sales tax is 2.0%, and the city of Ordway has a sales tax of 2.0%.


With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Crowley County experiences a favorable climate year round. Any time of the year you can take advantage of any of the nearby golf courses, a quite walk along a county lane as well as a host of other activities The winters are generally mild, with occasional snow. Spring is absolutely gorgeous and not overly wet, allowing for hiking, fishing, bird watching, or enjoying the wild flowers on the prairie. The summers are generally hot and dry, perfect for boating, water-skiing or family barbeques. Fall weather is mild, with vivid seasonal colors, beautiful sunsets and clear starry nights.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Max Temp 45 49 59 68 77 88 94 91 83 70 56 45
Avg. Min Temp 11 15 24 33 44 53 59 57 47 33 20 12
Avg. Precip .20 .24 .59 1.14 1.57 1.50 1.93 2.01 .79 .71 .30 .24
Avg. Snow 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4


The leading sources of family income in Crowley County are agriculture, prisons, government and schools. Crowley County is the home of two prisons, the state owned Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility and the privately owned Crowley County Correctional Facility. Other major employers in the area are the County Government, the School District and Crowley County Nursing Center. Some of our residents enjoy the peace and quiet of small-town living while commuting to work at the nearby cities. The Ordway Feedlot has over 60 employees on their payroll.



Come see for yourself what makes Crowley County one of Colorado\'s best places to call home!



Crowley county encourages the cultivation of both these cannabis products, and the Town of Ordway has four shops, near completion, where you can purchase most related products.